Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LVG Shuffles Pack with Players in the 'Red Zone'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

LVG Shuffles Pack with Players in the 'Red Zone'

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LOUIS van Gaal has confirmed Phil Jones will miss United's FA Cup clash with Sheffield United today.

Jones picked up an ankle injury during the 2-1 win over Swansea last weekend and was replaced with Matteo Darmian.

Jesse Lingard is available after missing the last four games with a thigh injury while Ashley Young is also fit despite being substituted as a precaution against Swansea.

Van Gaal - who is still without long-term absentees Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo - hinted he could make changes for the League One side's visit because a number of players are in the 'red zone' for injuries.

He said: "Phil Jones is injured and a lot of players are in the red zone."

On Young, Van Gaal added: "He is not injured, he is overloaded and in the red zone. …

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